Mussoorie is located at a distance of around 262 km from Delhi. Mussoorie is a hill station and a municipal board in the Dehradun District of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. Mussoorie is well-connected to Delhi by roadways, railways.
However, the best way to reach Mussoorie from Delhi is by car, a journey of around 5 hours. The places covered between Delhi to Mussoorie include Delhi - 30km -> Ghaziabad - 30km -> Meerut - 122 -> Saharanpur - 125 km -> Mussoorie.
There are several petrol pumps of Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and HP, apart from hospitals, ATMs and road-side dhabas on the route.
Transport options from New Delhi to Mussoorie
New Delhi to Mussoorie By Car: Hire a cab from Delhi to Mussoorie, which takes around 5 hours. Approximate cost of cab per km ranges between INR 9 and INR 14, depending upon the type of car. The places covered between Delhi to Mussoorie include Delhi - 30km -> Ghaziabad - 30km -> Meerut - 122 -> Saharanpur - 125 km -> Mussoorie. Ideal for families and group travellers.
New Delhi to Mussoorie By Bus: Take a direct bus from Delhi to Mussoorie, which takes over 5 hours. The buses operating on this route are private tourist buses. The places covered between Delhi to Mussoorie include Delhi - 30km -> Ghaziabad - 30km -> Meerut - 122 -> Saharanpur - 125 km -> Mussoorie. Ideal for backpackers, individual travellers and groups.
New Delhi to Mussoorie By Train: Take a direct train from Delhi to Dehradun Railway station that takes more than 5 hours. Mussoorie has no railway station of its own. So one can get down at Dehradun railway station, nearly 60 km away and from there take bus or taxi to reach Mussoorie. Taxi services are available from railhead to Mussoorie and it costs about INR 1,500. Ideal for groups and families.
Six hours smooth drive from Delhi to Mussoorie on NH74. Stop at Cheetal or Haldirams midway for a neat midday meal.
Car is handy in Mussoorie for local sightseeing. Ample parking available at Savoy. The drive from Delhi to Dehradun is a single Lane Highway giving you a cruising speed of 80 - 100 kms per hour.
The winding road of Dehradun to Mussoorie is picturesque and cool, you can turn your A/c off and enjoy the cool breeze. Kindly fill your tank to top at Dehradun to avoid a fuel shortage situation at Mussoorie. Also buy bakery items at Dehradun and sweets at Kumars.
From Delhi to Meerut the journey was painful but after crossing Meerut the Highway is awesome till Mussoorie. There are dhabas on the way who provide good food. I would like to advice to travel in the night or early morning so to get the clear way without any traffic.
I had chosen round trip with this bus operator. This was a A/C sleeper bus with A/C not working properly. Seats were horrible. Not blanket provided. Bus was supposed to leave at 19. 30 Pm but left at 12. 30 Am (mid Night). Staff were from a utter village and uneducated boys who do not know how to speak.
While returning our A/C Sleeper bus was cancelled and given instead a seater by themselves. Bus was supposed leave at 09. 30 Pm but left at 12. 30 Am. Still worse the driver was drunk and was not able to drive. We had to stop the bus, made him to drink tea and wash face with water.
Avoid red bus!!! Travel safely and cheerfully with peace in your mind rather than fighting with bus staff of red bus. Red Bus provides one of the worst service in Delhi/NCR region. They would show show all kind of pictorial presentation of Available/ Booked seats while booking tickets but when we boarded the bus, we realize that seat number is not being followed, seat no 1, 2 can be given 23-24 and asked to adjust. A lady was also traveling alone with her little son, she was also treated the same way, Finally we had to call the police. Since the bus won't be on time so there would be no halt station.
Adventure is good in holiday destination but not inside the bus where we only look for proper timing and the seats that we booked while choosing their service. You have to depend on luck to get a good service from them. They make your journey terrible with ordinary fate.
It was a usual train journey. Chair Car, we were being served food constantly almost throughout the journey. The food served was average. Air conditioning was good. The journey wasn't to long, so we have noted Mussoorie as a quick and convenient gateway from New Delhi specially because we liked the place so much. I didn't visit the loo in the train. If you, like me, are averse to visiting the loo in the train, then keep the food and water intake low, you will be able to manage :)
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